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Want a climate-friendly flight? It's going to take a while and cost you more

When it comes to flying, going green may cost you more. And it's going to take a while for the strategy to take off. Sustainability was a hot topic this week at the Paris Air Show, the w...

Lean green flying machines take wing in Paris, heralding transport revolution

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Just a dot on the horizon at first, the bug-like and surprisingly quiet electrically-powered craft buzzes over Paris and its traffic snarls, treating its doubtless awestruck ...

Need for speed: F-16 pilot calls the fighter jets sought by Ukraine 'easy to fly'

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — F-16 fighter jets hurtle pilots through the sky at up to 2,000 kilometers per hour (1,243 miles per hour). In tight turns or sudden climbs, gravity is pressing so hard on the...

Taiwan’s EVA Air 9th on Skytrax world's best airlines list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s EVA Air was ranked ninth on the Skytrax list of the world’s best airlines, reports said Wednesday (June 21). The aviation service research agency f...

Taiwan’s AIDC wins contract at Paris Air Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) said Tuesday (June 20) it had won a NT$3 billion (US$96.89 million) contract for passenger airplane parts at the Pa...

Macron urges Europe to develop its own air defense systems and not rely on the US

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron called on European nations Monday to seek more independence on airspace defense and advocated against relying too much on the U.S., a long-divisive issue ...

Airbus wins record order for 500 jets from India's IndiGo at Paris Air Show

PARIS (AP) — India's IndiGo airline is buying 500 passenger jets from European planemaker Airbus, the two companies said Monday, in a record-setting order that underscores surging demand for air trave...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders travels to Europe for 1st overseas trade mission as Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is heading to Europe on her first overseas trade mission since taking office this year. Sanders, a Republican, said she plan...

Sonic boom heard over Washington is a rare sound with a rich history

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People living in and around the nation’s capital experienced a rare, if startling, sound that has a rich history in American aviation and possibly a muted future: A sonic boom. ...

New plane orders take off in India's aviation market

Having hardly taken a breath after completing mega plane purchases from India, Airbus and Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, are in for another record-setting order from the subco...

Paris Air Show cancels June 2021 edition, citing virus

PARIS (AP) — Organizers have canceled the Paris Air Show scheduled for June 2021, citing persistent uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. The board of the Salon du Bourget air...

Under pressure, plane industry vows cleaner flight _ someday

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes — jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale rem...

Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing says it's discussing possible sales of the 737 Max with several customers as it tries to rebuild trust after two deadly crashes. The plane remains gr...

American Airlines buying 50 new long-range Airbus jets

PARIS (AP) — American Airlines is buying 50 of Airbus' newest long-range plane in a big boost for the just-launched A321XLR. Airbus and the world's largest airline announced the deal...

Lawmakers will hear from pilots who have criticized Boeing

The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. ...